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Manchester United's £55m target advised not to move

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Manchester United have been hit by a huge blow to their hopes of luring Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani to Old Trafford this summer, after it was revealed the player’s national team coach has told him that a move could be detrimental.

According to ESPN, Uruguay boss Pablo Correa has advised Cavani not to leave the Parc des Princes at the end of the season, despite heavy speculation that he could seek a move to pastures new.

The 26-year-old hit-man is rated at £55million by PSG, and some reports have him pegged as the priority blockbuster signing for under fire United boss David Moyes, once the summer transfer window opens.

However Correa has said that a move for Cavani would be a ‘bad idea’, and refuted claims that the star striker was unhappy at his current club.

“It would be a bad idea for him [Cavani] to go,” Correa is said to have told sources in France.

"I'm hearing it said that he's unhappy at PSG but Cavani doesn't have an arrogant or egocentric personality like some big stars. The proof is that he's very quickly adapted to [PSG manager] Laurent Blanc's system."

It remains to be seen whether or not Cavani will take Correa’s advice and rebuff a move to United, but his is a situation which is likely to be followed with some interest come the summer.

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